Byzantium is an OpenType font which was designed in 2012. It was byzantine-inspired. It is a serif typeface with sharp angled serifs, along with a relatively large x-height which gives it great legibility at small sizes.

Originally, the typeface was designed to be used in large sizes due to the decorative elements of the letters, but after seeing the legibility of the understructure I decided to make it into a typeface that can be used as body text. Only a select few letters contain a decorative alternative. Eventually, I’d like to design a complete set of decorative alternatives for each letter.